Simple Carrot Soup

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This soup is low-calorie, high-flavor comfort food and favorite in my house on a chilly autumn evening.

Simple Carrot Soup
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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped carrots

  • 3 cups fat-free chicken broth

  • ½ onion, sliced

  • water to cover

  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon

  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

  1. Combine carrots, chicken broth, and onion in a large pot. Pour enough water into the pot to assure the ingredients are covered; add garlic, thyme, and tarragon.

  2. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on the pot, and simmer the mixture until the carrots are very tender, 40 to 50 minutes.

  3. Remove pot from heat and cool soup for 10 minutes. Puree soup with an immersion blender or mash vegetables with a potato masher and whisk the soup until smooth.

  4. Return pot to medium heat and cook until reheated, about 5 minutes. Stir cream through the soup.

Cook's Note:

It is important to be very careful while using a hand wand in hot liquid - you may even want to wear an oven mitt during this step. A blender can also be used: if so, let the mixture cool to lukewarm before blending - do not attempt to process hot liquids in a blender. This soup is easy to personalize - add your favorite herbs and spices. Add cumin, curry power and nutmeg for an Indian flair. The addition of heavy cream gives a nice mouth feel for just a few extra calories per serving, but it can be omitted easily.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

114 Calories
3g Fat
16g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 114
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 391mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 480mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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